Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WINNERS for the Up Country Inc Contest

Congratulations are in order for The WINNERS of the 1st Quarter of 2012 for an Up Country Collar or Lead (dog or cat):

The Winner of the January Giveaway is: Coffee Dog!
The Winner of the February Giveaway is: SCRAPPY of Yorkie Tails!
The Winner of the March Giveaway is: Nancy Bateman!
The Winner of the April Giveaway is: LucidEnigma!

Winners have 5 days from the date of this post to respond to Reba ( to send in their choices. Please be sure to put in the subject line of your email "I am the WINNER for the month of _________."  Orders will go in to Up Country on May 15th.  Go to the UpCountryInc Catalog to choose your pattern.  Make sure you are giving us the correct neck size as we are ordering collars just for you. Also make sure you give us the collar width you want. 

If you have any questions please send an email to:

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

NEW Disturbing Study - Toxic Chemicals in Thousands of Household Cleaners

Sometimes we want to protect our humans from bad things just as they protect us.  So I, Reba Messina, was pawing through some light reading the other day from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the same organization that publishes the 'Dirty Dozen' list of foods with the highest level of pesticide residue in foods.

EWG is now compiling a list of common household cleaners (2000 products / 200 brands) that are toxic to our humans!  If these are toxic to our humans then you know who gets the toxins next, or first, it's us pets!

Now here's the kicker..... There are even so-called “green” products that hide hazardous ingredients!  We've known about some of these products but did you know that among the worst offenders are:
  • Mop & Glo Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner contains DEGME which can damage the unborn child... 
  • Tarn-X tarnish remover contains up to 7 percent thiourea which can... 
  • Simple Green Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner claims to be “non-toxic” but contains ... 
  • Mystery mixtures such as Target’s Up & Up and Walmart’s Great Value brands...
You'll want to read more about this 'Hall of Shame'  and sign up to receive the full report that will be released in the Fall of 2012. See how this new information may be affecting little ones in your house both human and fur as well as yourself!

Don't forget to enter my 'Honest Kitchen' Giveaway for free food, $10 in coupons and rewards program!  

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